SOLD OUT – Wine & Dinosaurs
Have a drink with the extinct at the Maryland Science Center’s Wine & Dinosaurs, a wine tasting event with Royal Rabbit Vineyards like no other. Enjoy an exclusive look at the Science Center after dark as you wander—wine in hand–through our world of prehistoric predators and plant eaters. Engage with our staff and their interactive demonstrations as they bring the world of the Dinosaurs to life. Then tune into your senses as you sample some of Royal Rabbit’s very best while learning about the science behind the wines. From palate to legs, the basics of wine production and consumption are covered. Afterward, socialize with the winemakers and get the chance to ask all your burning viticulture questions. Tickets are $45 per person ($40 for members) and are all-inclusive of access to the Dino Hall and Terralink exhibits, live science, light fare, wine, and the science of wine presentation. Wine will be available at the beginning of the evening for all participants as well.
Event and Ticket Information:
Doors open at 7:00pm. Dinosaur Mysteries and Terralink will be open for exploration, with wine and light fare available as you socialize. The tasting and presentation will run from 7:30 to approximately 8:30pm, leaving time to mingle and talk with the expert before and after the main portion.
Tickets are $45 per person ($40 for members) and are all-inclusive of light fare, wine, and the science of wine presentation. Wine will be available at the beginning of the evening for all participants as well.
About Royal Rabbit Vineyards:
Thirty-five years ago, Roy Albin started making fruit wines, honey wines, homemade sherries, and madeiras as a personal hobby. Today, he is the proud owner and winemaker of Royal Rabbit Vineyards in Parkton, MD, a true family-owned winery focused on growing and producing wine from grapes best suited to the region. Linda Albin, Roy’s wife of 30 years, is an integral part of the family operation at Royal Rabbit Vineyards. Roy and Linda met in 1982 through their mutual participation in a medieval recreation organization. This affiliation not only sparked their relationship, but it also piqued Roy’s interest in the process of making wine.
The years spent passionately experimenting, learning, tweaking and experiencing the joys of making and drinking wine naturally led Roy to want to share the fruits of his studies with a wider audience. He was becoming well-known locally for his wines and would barter and trade as people wanted to obtain his wines.
Then one evening after a particularly frustrating day at work, Roy told Linda he wanted to begin a new career. Linda recalls “as in a fit of madness, I said I’d go wherever he wanted and do whatever he wanted to do.” This desire to delve into commercial winemaking led Roy and Linda to their Parkton, MD property in 2007. After a period of settling into the soils of the land and the space of their building, the Royal Rabbit tasting room was officially opened to the public in November of 2011.
Roy’s parents, known affectionately around the winery simply as Mom and Pop, help maintain the plants and assist with bottling, filtering and blending. They also do the bulk of the harvesting each year.